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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,763 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,763
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 57
Gots: 208 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

maximus_rebel, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of MikeWard
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Best by date of 03/10/14. Think I'm okay here.

Poured a beautiful hazy golden yellow with a strong one finger slightly off white head. Carbonation was good, head slightly dininished but retained all the way down. Lacing was delicate, but widespread.

Smell was some fruit, some hops, and a slight pineyness.

Taste. Wow. Loving this beer. The only other triple IPA i've had was extremely bitter (not that I mnd that) This is much more subtle. The hops and non citrusy fruit come through first, but the bitterness slowly builds up. Tried to hold back on this beer, since it's a 10.1, and it just built up to a delicious bitter end.

Mouth was above medium, with a clean fruity wash on the top of the tongue and that excellent bitterness, not overwhelming mind, along the sides of both mouth and tongue.

Overall, an excellent brew. Some Green Flash beers I love, some I don't care for at all.This one makes the top of the list. Might well be the most drinkable double digit abv I've ever had, sessionable even, if I had a death wish. So watch yourself with this one. Three more in the fridge. How long can I hold out?

MikeWard, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of profholt82
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

profholt82, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Pando
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pando, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev +1.8%

dalepryor, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

kingmaker, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a very lightly hazed and lightly reddish tinted deep amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving some foam islands on the surface of the beer with a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a very piney and grapefruit citrus smell. Along with these aromas are some tropical fruit aromas of mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Rounding all the aromas out is a little bit of heat, with a somewhat boozy aroma making its presence known.

Taste – The taste begins with a big grapefruit hop flavor right from the start. There is a rather strong breadiness present upfront mixed with a bit of a tangerine fruit sweetness. The tangerine fades more toward the middle being replaced by a little bit of caramel. Along with the caramel the grapefruit fades ever so slightly but is replaced and surpassed by other hop flavors. A rather potent and resinous pine flavor becomes the dominant hop flavor at the end of the taste. This pine is accompanied by a lighter earthy hop flavor and a moderately strong spicy and hot alcohol flavor, with the mix of flavors leaving a bready and resinous bitter and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thick and chewy with a carbonation that is on the slightly lower side. The thick and chewy body really accentuated the resinous and boozy flavors of the brew well while the lower carbonation only furthered these two flavors along.

Overall – A rather resinous and boozy brew. If that is what you are looking for this is a fantastic choice but if looking for something easy drinking or balanced, then you may want to pass on it.

Darkmagus82, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Cynic-ale, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of amishbooze
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

amishbooze, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Slightly hazy golden orange with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Papaya, nectarine, tangerine, mango, bread and caramel.

Taste
Papaya rind, mango, tangerine pith and grapefruit zest. Even a bit of plantain? Good amount of resinous florals that lead into some notes of onion. Bready and biscuity malts with notes of crushed sugar cookies.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, slick, sticky and oily.

Overall
Well balanced. The alcohol is hidden extremely well. Nice tropical and citrus notes but the onion-esque flavors throw it off for me.

justintcoons, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash Green Bullet has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, orange appearance, some bubble streams, and good, moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong citrus or hop oil, malts, bread, and sweetness. Taste is of those elements, with a sharp, but not overdone, bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Green Flash Green Bullet finishes semi-dry, refreshing, easy going, and not at all alcohilic, which is a surprise, with it being a 10% beer. Although I can't really see how this is different from their other standard IPAs, I guess it can be described as run-of-the-mill awesome. I rate it as being most excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of TheBigJohnson
4/5  rDev +1.8%

TheBigJohnson, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Guitars_and_beer, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

myuncle, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ChrisMon02, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous clear amber with bubble trailing up the glass and a thin ring of white head. Very good looking IPA, classic in appearance. Scents of citrus pith, pineapple, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and pine. A classic West Coast IPA aroma. Taste is of bitter pine, grapefruit pith, a bit of a spicy hop flavor, strong levels of hop bitterness, though not Palate Wrecker level, with a nice sweet malt backbone. Bitter aftertaste. Very good, it's hop forward but not overwhelmingly so, served very well by the malt balance. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with moderate carbonation, about what I expect for a DIPA. Overall this was a great DIPA, it hit all the usual West Coast hop forward flavors, balanced with a bit of malt. I'd go back to it.

Auraan, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CORKSCREWFISH, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Damn
Finally found this in the Bay Area and I must say, while it's good, it's not great.
Not sure when it was bottled but best by date is early year.
Looks great! Perfect golden hue and thick foamy head...but not much else.
Not the flavor profile I was hoping for.
Aroma not what I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel is meh...good but not great.
All in all, it's good, but PLEASE give me Palete Wrecker stat!!!!

SanFranJake, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

RichardMNixon, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

gpblackgt, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

OKCNittany, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Hophead717, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

IdrinkGas, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Wukk, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Tayloraphilips, Oct 16, 2013
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,763 ratings.